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Papanasi cu cirese.jpg
Type Pastry
Course Main, Dessert
Place of origin Romania
Main ingredients soft cheese, jam

Papanași[1] is a Romanian traditional fried or boiled pastry resembling a small sphere, usually filled with a soft cheese such as urdă and any kind of sour jam.

The word papanași may come from the Latin papa or pappa, which means "food for children".[2]